Benjamin L. Stewart is a full professor in English-as-a-foreign language (EFL) teacher training and researcher with an interest in researching personal learning networks as open, ongoing professional learning. He holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instructional leadership, and a master’s degree in education, curriculum, and instruction: technology.
His educational philosophy is to facilitate learners in becoming more apt to form valid, reliable, and unbiased arguments, provide innovative solutions to real-life problems, make decisions that resolve cognitive conflict by developing understandings through a difference of opinion or perspective, and create innovative ways of communicating with others. His role is to move learners from being dependent, to independent, to interdependent individuals who are not afraid to take chances and share their successes and failures with others by concerning themselves with helping others succeed. His goal is to help others become more daring, sharing, and caring individuals.
Much of what he shares via this website is inspired by Wiley's (2016) talk, High Impact Practices for Integrating Open Educational Resources (OER) into University Courses. Also, he supports the Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (TILT) project.
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